The old Gainesboro Grocery has a new occupant.
Watson Creek Feed & Grooming opened last month in the former grocery store located at 5100 White Drive. The site is actually two businesses, with the feed store in the front of the building and grooming in the back.
Owners are Jimmy and Marianda Huskey. Marianda said she worked for Dr. Marik Williams for four to five years doing grooming, but previously worked more than a decade for two other local veterinarians, George Vickers and Joe David Smith.
WALNUT RIDGE — Two Cave City seniors have been awarded President’s Scholarships to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores.
Dalton Palmer is the son of Tim and Karen Palmer of Cave City.
Hope Howard is the daughter of Alissa Howard, also of Cave City.
Ron Whitaker, 62, of Batesville died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at his home.
Born Jan. 11, 1948, in St. Louis, he was the son of Fred and Violet Anderson Whitaker. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Walker Whitaker; four sons, Nathan Whitaker of Chesterfield, Mo., Frankie Clayton and James Clayton, both of Batesville, and Chad Swaims of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Sarah Harms of St. Charles, Mo., and Lisa Pinkston of Batesville; and a sister, Marilyn Schwartz of Palm Springs, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
William L.D. Crow, 63, of Batesville died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church at Pleasant Grove with Gary Don Fletcher officiating. Music will be provided by Gary Rounds and Danny Dozier. Burial will be in Cave City Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home of Batesville.
Pallbearers will be Roy Wyatt, Billy Wyatt, Steve Kimbrough, Darrell Johnson, Doug James, Larry Guenzel, Lynn Cantrell and Ed Shaver.
CAVE CITY — Mary Ann Jackson, 94, of Cave City died today, Nov. 30, 2010, in a Cave City nursing home.
Born Dec. 6, 1915, in the Hickory Valley community in Independence County, she was the daughter of Wilbur and Lillie Gray Jackson. She graduated from the University of Arkansas and was a home economics teacher in Arkansas and Iowa for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star at Cave City.
Survivors include several nephews and nieces; several great-nieces; several great-great-nephews; and a great-great-niece.
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Dorothy Jean Larsen Florie, 82, of Pittsburg, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Pittsburg.
Born March 30, 1928, in Tuckerman, she was the daughter of Carl and Willie Johnson Larsen. As a child, she played the trumpet in a family band, the Larsen Kiddie Band, with her siblings. She grew up in Batesville and graduated from Batesville High School in 1946. She attended Arkansas College but left college in 1947 and married George Florie.
Originally in jail on shoplifting/theft of property charges, an Independence County inmate is now facing escape charges after he walked away from a work detail Monday afternoon.
Terry Hastings, supervisor with the Independence County Recycling Center, said 37-year-old John E. Gamble walked away from the facility sometime after lunch.
Deputy Fred Friar said he was told that Gamble had reported for work as usual around 7 a.m. and was placed with a regular employee to do curb side pickup until lunch.
Juan C. Gonzalez has been charged with his fourth drunk driving offense, and now his bond is set at $15,000.
An arrest warrant was issued to Gonzalez, 34, of Hidden Valley Trailer Park, following his fourth arrest earlier this month for driving while intoxicated, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy.
Mundy said that Deputy Billy Croom was on patrol on White Drive Oct. 16 when he saw a white four-dour passenger car speeding and weaving, so he stopped the car.
Judi Dahlquist has been promoted to director of annual giving for the Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Her previous position was direct mail manager. She has worked at the ranch for six years.
As director of annual giving she will organize, plan and manage the ranch’s annual fund-raising program. She is also in charge of coordinating board meetings.
She is a native of Sulphur Rock and graduate of Lyon College. Dahlquist is a current chairwoman of the Family Violence Prevention board. She is married to Richard Dahlquist.
The Literacy Council of Independence County will hold a tutor training workshop at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Jubilee Family Church, 45 Thunderbird Drive in Batesville.
Volunteer tutors are matched with adult students who are learning to read or who are learning English. Tutors meet with their student for two hours each week at a public location of their choosing, director Nicole Stroud said.
To register for the workshop call (870) 793-5912 or e-mail email@example.com.